GRE Word List

FESTER

rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.

The meaning of the word fester is rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days..

Random words

WordMeaning
tithetax of one-tenth (contributed to a church); V: pay a tithe
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
espionagespying
mirageunreal reflection; optical illusion
claviclecollarbone
muggy(of weather) warm and damp
pomposityself-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
skepticsceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
doctrinaireunable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
aquilinecurved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose